Monday, November 29, 2021

Aaron Rodgers breaks the silence over Packers’ pursuit of Odell Beckham

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The Green Bay Packers made a game for Odell Beckham Jr. – but ended up falling short in their pursuit.

Corresponding Peter Schrager from Fox Sports, the Packers made a very “aggressive” pitch for the 29 year old wide receiver. As Schrager notes, Aaron Rodgers, head coach Matt LaFleur and wide receiver Davante Adams all pitches for the three-time Pro Bowl recipient.

However, Beckham ultimately decided that his future was best served with the Los Angeles Rams.

After the Packers ’17-0 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday November 15, Rodgers finally addressed the Packers’ pursuit for the seasoned receiver.

“I think that we are obviously limited with our salary cap situation.” Rodgers said. “I’m not sure what he ended up signing for, but I’ve been friends with Odell for a long time and I have so much respect for his talent and skills and I wish him the best in LA

“I think there was a lot of talk about getting him and for some reason it just didn’t fit,” Rodgers continued. “But I have a good feeling that we were there.”

At some point the Packers did were considered a favorite Land Beckham.

However, after Beckham signed with the Rams, Reports came out that the recipient was not overly satisfied with Green Bay’s veteran minimum contract offer. The veteran’s minimum for an eighth year recipient is just a little under $ 1.1 million – meaning Beckham would have owed $ 537,000 to play his last eight games.

Instead, Beckham accepted the Rams’ offer, which included a $ 3 million incentive deal.

Green Bay isn’t exactly a team that lacks salary caps. According to Spotrac, the Packers have over $ 6.2 million in space. Meanwhile, the Rams have just over $ 2.8 million in available cap space.

The Packers clearly wanted Beckham. However, they were simply outbid by a team that provided a better selling point.

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The Packers weren’t the only team that Beckham had the bare minimum of veterans.

In fact, the Kansas City Chiefs – another team involved in the Beckham sweepstakes – also offered the minimum for Beckham, according to Dov Kleiman. an independent NFL reporter. The other teams involved – the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and Seattle Seahawks – offered a little more than the minimum.

And as reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Pittsburgh Steelers tried to enter the Beckham competition. However, by the time they reached out to Beckham, the recipient had already narrowed their choices to the finalists.

While the Packers hit a record of 7-2 after beating the Seahawks on Sunday, it was at the expense of Aaron Jones.

The Packers running back went out with a knee injury towards the end of the third quarter. Jones went down on both knees before having to be helped off the field.

Corresponding Adam Schefter from ESPN– The Packers fear Jones suffered an MCL sprain and will have additional tests to confirm the injury.

Jones grabbed his first Pro Bowl spot last year and led the 2019 NFL in rushed touchdowns. The 26-year-old has run 516 yards and completed a total of seven touchdowns (three rushing, four receiving) to lead the team this season.

In his absence, AJ Dillion will go beyond the return obligations.

While the Packers hit a record of 7-2 after beating the Seahawks on Sunday, it was at the expense of Aaron Jones.



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